I always thought that King Arthur is fictional, at least that is what i was taught and it was never an issue. So then we agree because they were actual people. Perhaps you meant Joseph Smith because i am not sure which John Smith you mean. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Davy_Crockett http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daniel_Boone The point that i was trying to make is that Jesus has made an incredible impact, probably in the top three of influential people. This is not my opinion but it is fact and these people are impossible to make up. The reason i know this is because it has never been done before. Even your own post acknowledges that actual people were used for inspiration and i really have no reason to believe that is not the case here. As far as Gilgamesh, it is my understanding that he was a real person also but i am not too familiar with his history. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gilgamesh Iason seems to be asking for proof like seeing a youtube video. If that is the case then i say none of the people you listed where actual people. Even though they were.